IT costs are a big part of an organisation’s budget, and pressure to reduce them never ends.
A more efficient IT set up will save time and money on maintenance and management that can instead be spent on new projects and business priorities.
Cost cutting also offers an opportunity to better align IT with the business, and implement agile responses to changing financial conditions in the company and wider world.
Read on for our advice on how to reduce your IT costs.
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January 11, 2018
9. Start small
Often businesses will focus on areas such as income, transactions and cash flows. However, reducing utility bills, upgrading equipment and moving to a paperless system can make a small difference in a business.
Brussel Airlines, Trainline, Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Greenpeace UK are just some of the organisations who have made small changes with a lasting difference in their business strategies.
Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust CIO Steve Bloor said in an interview with CIO UK, that the organisation aims to go paperless which will improve patient care and IT reduce costs.
"We want to not only gain more efficient patient care by using the most advanced patient record available but at the same time achieve value for money, through an open and collaborative roadmap for ongoing software development.
"Open source will lower the costs of ownership, which will give us the flexibility with how we develop the software in going forward," he said.